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US CB consumer confidence jumps to 121.1 in July

US CB consumer confidence jumps to 121.1 in July Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group greeted the upbeat number with some skepticism, mainly because the University of Michigan's reading on consumer sentiment was weaker in July. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index rose to 121.1 from 117.3 in June. Those saying business conditions are "good" increased from 30.6% to 33.3%. [Full Article...]

General Motors: Good Enough for a Downgrade?

General Motors: Good Enough for a Downgrade? Speaking of monthly performance, F tapped a 4.44% gain. About 5.47 million shares traded. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations. The company posted net income of $1.66 billion, compared with a record $2.87 billion a year ago. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next... [Full Article...]

Of Nevada Inc. Maintains Stake in Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX)

Of Nevada Inc. Maintains Stake in Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 2,726 shares of the data storage provider's stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Seagate Technology PLC's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 103.70%. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc". If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and repu... [Full Article...]

Worst government leak: clueless agency moved everything to "The Cloud"

Worst government leak: clueless agency moved everything to Those affected include fighter pilots of Swedish air force, police suspects, people under the witness relocation programme, members of the military's most secretive units (equivalent to the SAS or SEAL teams) and more. Work to correct the issue and ensure that only staff with relevant security clearance will have access to the data is expected to be complete in autumn 2017, according to the Tra... [Full Article...]

Dollar index near 13-month low

Dollar index near 13-month low The dollar was narrowly mixed against major rivals in Tuesday trading, leaving a broad index tracking the greenback little changed ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that could reveal policymaker thinking on a batch of fuzzy economic readings of late. [Full Article...]

Amber alert issued for 5-year-old girl taken from day care

Amber alert issued for 5-year-old girl taken from day care THE five-year-old girl taken from a daycare facility in the Gold Coast on Monday has been found safe on the NSW Central Coast. The girl, five, was taken from the Carrara childcare centre on Monday afternoon and police believe she may be at significant risk. [Full Article...]

BMW Just Revealed When the Electric Mini Will Enter Production

BMW Just Revealed When the Electric Mini Will Enter Production The battery-powered Mini variant marks a critical expansion of the Munich-based manufacturer's electric-car lineup as it prepares for tougher European Union environmental rules being phased in starting in 2020. As part of its electrification plans, BMW made a few announcements today. The plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman is built by VDL Nedcar in the Netherlands. [Full Article...]

Nielsen counts live Hulu and YouTube TV streams for its ratings

Nielsen counts live Hulu and YouTube TV streams for its ratings By adding YouTube TV and Hulu's live TV service to the fold, it gives online streaming a bit more credit (via TechCrunch ). And while Nielsen's traditional method for determining ratings is based on a limited number of representative " Nielsen families ", Clarken noted that the firm's " digital in TV " numbers are calculated differently: Streaming services actually include the Nielsen SDK i... [Full Article...]

Buying time could be the secret to happiness

Buying time could be the secret to happiness Lead author Ashley Whillans, of the Harvard Business School, said paying someone else to do the time-consuming drudge work that you don't like is the right way to achieve happiness . "But when they buy material objects, it tends not to bring people the happiness they expect", she said. "Lots of research has shown that people benefit from buying their way into pleasant experiences, but our res... [Full Article...]

Comparable sales dazzle for McDonald's

Comparable sales dazzle for McDonald's Revenue fell 3 percent to $6.05 billion, as sales gains at restaurants owned by franchisees were offset by a decline at company-operated stores. Two years into a turnaround under Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook, the fast-food giant is trying to reverse traffic declines at its USA restaurants - its biggest profit generator - through a slew of measures, including making cooked-to-order Quarter P... [Full Article...]

Investec Trims Petra Diamonds Limited (LON:PDL) Target Price to GBX 87

FinnCap restated a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.95) target price on shares of Gem Diamonds Limited in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an underweight rating on shares of Gem Diamonds Limited in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. [Full Article...]

Taco Bell app tests Lyft rider pit-stops

Taco Bell app tests Lyft rider pit-stops The Taco Mode/Lyft experiment will be available only July 27-29 and August 3-5 from 9 p.m.to 2 a.m at the Taco Bell at 1400 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. The Taco Mode/Lyft experiment will only be available from 9 p.m.to 2 a.m. July 27-29 and August 3-5 at the Taco Bell at 1400 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. [Full Article...]

GM profit falls 42% to $1.6 billion in 2nd quarter

GM profit falls 42% to $1.6 billion in 2nd quarter Gargoyle Investment Advisor Limited Liability Com invested 1.32% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Par Capital Management Inc, which manages about $3.46B and $7.65B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA) by 81,100 shares to 94,300 shares, valued at $6.42M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. [Full Article...]

Trump takes to Twitter to criticise media

Trump takes to Twitter to criticise media Trump was reacting to a July 19 Washington Post report saying that he has chose to end the CIA's covert program to arm and train " moderate Syrian rebels" battling the Syrian government - "a move long sought by Russian Federation, according to USA officials". [Full Article...]

Internet Brands to Buy WebMD for $2.8 Billion

Internet Brands to Buy WebMD for $2.8 Billion The SI to Daktronics Incorporated's float is 5.33%. About 140,547 shares traded. It has outperformed by 21.65% the S&P500. Its down 0.47, from 2.05 in 2016Q3. (NASDAQ: WBMD ). California State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 95,805 shares. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 1,936 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 176 shares du... [Full Article...]

Activist investor urges sale of Barnes & Noble

Activist investor urges sale of Barnes & Noble Sandell Asset Management, which started buying a stake in the NY bookstore chain recently is already among the 10 biggest investors in the company, according to people familiar with the matter. The company had revenue of $342.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $310.58 million. They expect $-0.66 earnings per share, down 17.86 % or $0.10 from last year's $-0.56 per sh... [Full Article...]

Michael Kors compra Jimmy Choo per 1 miliardo

Michael Kors compra Jimmy Choo per 1 miliardo La griffe aveva svelato ad aprile che aveva intenzione di mettersi sul mercato, due anni dopo il suo sbarco alla Borsa di Londra. Jimmy Choo era stata comprata dagli investitori dei fondi tre volte prima di finire a Jab holding nel 2011 per oltre mezzo miliardo di sterline. [Full Article...]

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) Position Raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co

JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,708,105 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $4,746,000 after buying an additional 1,095,388 shares during the last quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.29) EPS. The company's average Piotroski F-Score: 3 during the last 7 years. In other Novavax news, insider Stanley C. [Full Article...]

Aperio Group LLC Boosts Position in Target Corporation (TGT)

Aperio Group LLC Boosts Position in Target Corporation (TGT) Marietta Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Target Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,401,000. Norges Bank bought a fresh stake in recipient Corporation throughout the Q4 valued about $460,220,000. Target Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.98%. Want to see what other hedge funds are holding TGT? If you are accessing this piece on ... [Full Article...]

Greece's new five-year bond highly symbolic but long road ahead

Greece's new five-year bond highly symbolic but long road ahead However, the IMF said it would not release any funds until the eurozone agreed on a deal to cut Greece's €314bn debt burden. As long as Greece is supported by credit from the worldwide bailout program, which runs until summer 2018, it will not be forced to depend on private finance. [Full Article...]


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